Everyone complains about the trim on the top of the first drop and roughness. I say let the guys at GCI have a whack at it. Retrack the whole thing, and reprofile the turn around over the lake. As neat as it is to take that turn just above the lake surface, the speed after that drop (which has been slowed down by the trim) I think is what causes even more rough ness. Replace that turn around over the lake with a nice fan turn (I think that it is what it is called, similar to the first turn aroundon Hersheypark's Lightning Racer and first turn on SFA's Roar). Wouldn't this cut down the speed in the turn, but yet let the train pick up speed to make it back up over the hill side and through the rest of the ride course. Wouldn't this allow you to handle the turn around at a higher speed and thus remove the need for the trim on the first drop. This reprofiling of the turn around and complete retracking could make this a much better coaster than it is now (and, contrary to what many others think, I don't think it is exactly as terrible as many say).
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Call Intamin, remove the loop from SFMM's Revolution and make it a terrain mini-hyper ala PR. I know the loop is historical, so what, the ride sucks and no one is riding it. ----------------- What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowman. That is the entire law; all the rest is commentary. -The Talmud
Definantly Mean Streak and I'm not sure if this would be retracking but... I would add onto Mantis making it 6 more inversions and make it then have floorless trains. I could only dream though....sigh. Ohh yeah, also remove the trim on the fist drop on Mantis.
*** This post was edited by Mr. Ego on 11/2/2001. ***
The trim on the first drop of Mantis is needed because it slows the speed down (making the inversions much more comforting). Also at Cedar Point I would like to see absolutely anything done with the Mean Streak. Maybe some new trains (they really hurt to bang against the sides.......which leads to a possible retracking of the ride!). And as others have said, Drachen Fire. It is due for something, but I don't think as elaborate as some suggest. ----------------- "Do you uderstand the words that are comin' out of my mouf?"-Rush Hour
Mean Streak. That used to be an intense ride the first year or two. But now it has brakes because of roughness; sometimes I wonder if it is going to make it over the next hill. Something has to be done about it. It's a sleeping giant that needs to be woken up. I just wish CP would read some of these posts and consider retracking it, or whatever it takes to bring it back to the raging monster it once was.
They should put new trains on Iron Dragon at Cedar Point. They could be inverted coaster trains, but ones that sway like the current Iron Dragon trains. It would be cool to fly through the trees and over the lagoon with your legs dangling out of the train. The excitement as you legs nearly miss tree limbs and the surface of the water would be excellent.
*** This post was edited by Junior on 11/2/2001. ***
DWeaver, fnally I have to disagree with you about Revolution. Not so much about redoing it, because that IS a great idea. But if it were redone, there MUST be a loop in the precise spot that the existing loop stands. It is probably the single most recognizable landmark of the park. You dont see ANY of the coaster except the loop sticking out from behing the trees. Classic! But by all means, do SOMETHING with the darn thing. I only ride it if newbies are with me and only in the front few rows because it is so jerky. ----------------- My other car is a Giovanola!